Bookcase with Toy Storage

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If you have kids then you know how important toy storage is. This wall unit not only gives you a ton of toy storage but it incorporates a book shelf for all those nighttime stories. This this can house a boat load of toys which is just what we need after the holidays. Enjoy!

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Bookcase with Toy Storage - Rogue Engineer

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How to build a Bookcase with Toy Storage

This project has been sponsored by buildsomething.com so make sure you head on over there for the full project plans. Build Something is another excellent source for DIY furniture plans and this is my first of many projects plans on their site.

I started out by drawing out the sides and middle panel using the diagram in the plans.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 1

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 2

Next, I cut them out with a circular saw and jigsaw.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 3

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 4

Then, I began assembly with one side, back, front and bottom using pocket hole screws.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 5

Then I used the shelf to space the middle panel and joined that with pocket hole screws.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 6

Now the support gets installed.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 7

Followed by the remaining back and side.

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And finally the top is installed with pocket hole screws as well.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 9

Now, the shelf gets assembled using pocket hole screws.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 10

Once it’s located and level is achieved then the shelf is installed.

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Finally add the baseboard and decorative trim using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Bookcase with Toy Storage Plans - Step 12

I finished the bookcase with some Seaside paint I had left over from from my Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Kit.Bookcase with Toy Storage - Rogue Engineer

I hope you enjoyed this project and be sure to head over to buildsomething.com for the full plans.

Questions? Comments?

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  • Love it! This would be great in my son’s room. His floor is always cluttered with books and stuffed Pokemon. This would contain them all!

  • Henry Brown

    It looks like mdf on the sides,is that correct?

    • It is MDF. I actually had a bunch of scrap 3/4″ plywood and MDF so mine is actually all different types. I knew I would be painting it so it didn’t matter to me. However, if you don’t have scrap like I did, then just go with the materials in the materials list.

  • Janie Royce

    Love the shelf and color as well! Do you mind sharing what color paint you used?

    • Thanks. I actually used some leftover paint from redoing my kids bathroom cabinets. It is Rust-Oleum cabinet transformations in seaside.

    • Thanks. I actually used some leftover paint from redoing my kids bathroom cabinets. It is Rust-Oleum cabinet transformations in seaside.

  • Michael Weiland

    Love the shelf! So much that we decided to build one as we were running out of book shelf space! Our girls love it and with the plans was super easy to build. Thanks Jamison for another awesome build.

    • This turned out AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Kevin Baker